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#318474 - 03/06/11 10:47 AM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: etwo4788]
Tony Deaf Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 93
Loc: Staffordshire, England

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Hello Happy People,

Sadly I have to keep posting in this almost disasterous thread, to explain the aims, objectives and content of my web site, which appears to create some amount of negativity in a few readers minds who seem to be incapable of absorbing or understanding the written word, or post without facts easily obtained.

duel

For those, I will go into some depth, and type very slowly, so that they can assimilate and understand what I am saying !

I too am a retired 'Old Fart' and am 76 tomorrow !! clap

However, with a positive and lively single remaining braincell to keep actively engaged, I have many hobbies ... I am , and have been since 1956, a Licenced Radio Amateur (Americans call them 'Hams'), and besides operating my radio station, I also own a very busy UK Radio Amateur Radio Forum with almost 2000 members, and posts of over 200 every month.



I have bred and shown German Shepherd Dogs since I was born, following in the footsteps of my late Mother who was the top UK Breeder, and Show Judge from the early 1930's. I still keep two dogs, and occasionally successfuly exhibit them throughout Europe. I own a German Shepherd Breeders Forum which is comparitively quiet, with only 227 members, and averaging about 80 posts a month, and has been running since 2001. Needless to say, I will be making my annual pilgimage to 'Crufts' Dog Show (The largest in the world), this coming Friday !!

Please folks, don't attempt to belittle my attempts to start yet another Forum/resource site with negativity. I have been there for over 10 years, and have the scars to prove it !!



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I have many other interests and hobbies that keep my one remaining braincell very active, Including teaching my American wife, English !! Twelve years in England now, and I can see some signs of progress !! bounce

I still have time on my hands to persue other interests, and have spent 1000's of hours tracing my Ancestry back to AD 630 !!
See .... A N C E S T R Y

(Later Edit !!!) - Oooops! -I forgot to mention, I also play keyboards, even though I retired when I was 70! I play for two old folks homes every month, free of charge (most of 'em are younger than me!), and also every year including this one - in the local ASDA (Walmart)foyer for Comic Relief Charity, plus occasional dances in my local community hall.
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Yes! Its my old Tyros One !!!



So please guys, don't tell me you are too old to do anything more - If you have the drive and initiative - anything is possible !! - Use it or lose it, before you are old !!

The 'Technics Keyboard Forum' is unique - in that it (in separate sections) it supports ALL TECHNICS MODELS The current excellent sites like my good friend Bill Norrie's Pages - cater only for the KN7000. Bill is a personal friend, and we have many mutual interests and past experiences, besides our music - and we correspond almost daily. So there is certainly no competetive intent, and in fact, Bill is a member of my site! So thats another dead argument!

Sorry to 'rattle on' but I hope to end this thread with some objectivity, positivity and optimism.

Every week on Ebay, there are over 20 sales in just in UK of Technics Keyboards - That is 20 new owners, and twenty people needing help, possibly double that worldwide?. There is on average just one of these sales that is a KN7000. It therefore logically follows that there is a definate requirement for help, articles, written experiences, etc, for Technics Boards other than the existing excellent sites, such as this one, KN7000.net, and Willums Pages. The other 'red herrings' tossed into the pot are not dedicated Technics Forums, and do not carry specific model information, knowledeable assistance from users, etc on older models displayed in an easily followed format.

Several also once excellent 'Resource' sites are now neglected and abandoned by their owners, and slowly disintegrating into Cyber Debris - such as Gunnar Jonny's site and Cees's Keso Cafe.. A lot of what was on those sites has been saved and incorporated into the new Forum before all that valuable matter is lost for ever.

Perhaps the attitude of Nigel (who has posted above) might be the proper and enlightened way to go, rather than looking for 'Why you can't', when a more helpful and kind attitude would be 'Why we can', and join the site, to give a little of your time to contributing help to others by posting instructional articles, for example.

I have been helped over my lifetime as a professional performer by many people for whom I have held respect and admiration - Its 'Payback Time' !!

I think I should perhaps write a book, looking back on this post! So I hope my time is not wasted !!

No animosity or bad feeling intended, just a desire for facts!

Kind thoughts to all,

John


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#318476 - 03/06/11 11:03 AM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: etwo4788]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 3923
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
The great thing about this world is we have choices. I being a long time SZer, agree, except for the fact that there are many people who don't frequent the Zone, and there are potentially, many people who have acquired Technics instruments, in need of help. Who knows, maybe we can get a few ideas from them also.

We are fortunate in having the learned people with great resources. This is not to diminish their importance at all.

Bernie
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#318490 - 03/06/11 01:53 PM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: Tony Deaf]
Gunnar Jonny Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 04/01/01
Posts: 3193
Loc: Norway
Originally Posted By: Tony Deaf

........ keep my one remaining braincell very active ..


Lucky you, the one that's still alive in my brain use a wheelchair. wink

I really like your humoristic sense, but don't fancy your avatar as much! laugh

Yes, you're right, my website is a shame, sadly, but as written to read, it's still some stuff working, and if I get time and spirit, I'll move files from closed hosts and bring inactive links for downloads back to life.

Keep on the good work, because as you say, for each used Technics bought on eBay or elsewhere there might be a new Technics user who start search for related stuff at the web.

Cheers smile
GJ

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#318494 - 03/06/11 02:21 PM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: Gunnar Jonny]
peter b Offline
Member

Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 92
Loc: nottinghamshire, UK
Write a book, John?
You nearly just did.
By the way, which one is the dog?

I AM ONLY JOKING!!!

What we need is more posters, but that leaves less time for the music.

Regards.
Peter B

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#318496 - 03/06/11 02:34 PM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: Tony Deaf]
peter b Offline
Member

Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 92
Loc: nottinghamshire, UK
Retirement. Whats that.



Enjoy ... itís all true!! xx
----- And They Ask:

Why Do I Like Retirement ?

Question: How many days in a week?
Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday



Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer: Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.


Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.



Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.


Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount.



Question: Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.


Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.



Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer: NUTS!


Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.



Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal.


Question: What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answer: The never ending Coffee Break.


Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.



Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth.



And, my very favorite....
QUESTION: What do you do all week?
Answer: Monday through Friday, NOTHING..... Saturday & Sunday, I rest.


SERENITY


Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied...
'Two years older than me'
'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented..
She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?


Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
'And what do you think is the best thing
about being 104?' the reporter asked.
She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'


The nice thing about being senile is
you can hide your own Easter eggs.


I've sure gotten old!
I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement,
new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes.
I'm half blind,
can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine,
take 40 different medications that
make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.
Have bouts with dementia.
Have poor circulation;
hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92.
Have lost all my friends. But, thank God,
I still have my driver's license.


I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape,
so I got my doctor's permission to
join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But,
by the time I got my leotards on,
the class was over.


An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and
told her preacher she had two final requests.
First, she wanted to be cremated, and second,
she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart.
'Wal-Mart?' the preacher exclaimed.
'Why Wal-Mart?'
'Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week'


My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.


Know how to prevent sagging?
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.


It's scary when you start making the same noises
as your coffee maker.



These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says,

'For fast relief.'





THE SENILITY PRAYER :
Grant me the senility to forget the people
I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and
the eyesight to tell the difference.



Now, I think you're supposed to share this with 5 or 6, maybe 10 others. Oh heck, give it to a bunch of your friends if you can remember who they are!

Always Remember This:
You don't stop laughing because you grow old,
You grow old because you stop laughing!

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#318502 - 03/06/11 03:27 PM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: peter b]
Tony Deaf Offline
Member

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 93
Loc: Staffordshire, England

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Thanks GJ, Peter, et al for the kind remarks. I needed them !! smile

Peter - I keep a book into which I save every funny saying or decent joke, for future use. Its called 'My Entertainers Bible' and since I started it in the late 70's, it now has with your superb Age related ones above 3,071 entries (yes - I Index them !!)

Thank you for giving this old fart a good chuckle !!

I have always believed, as an entertainer, you need an extrovert personality, to be larger than life, and have a load of 'Patter' - It certainly helps to cover for your poor Musicianship !!! LOL

Good Night All -

John

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#318734 - 03/09/11 07:33 AM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: Tony Deaf]
peter b Offline
Member

Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 92
Loc: nottinghamshire, UK
John
I am having difficulty with your site.
I have put in my favouites list and loaded it several times from there.
For the last few days this connection has not been working.
I can't get from the 'address bar' either
Haven't got a problem with any of the others

Peter B

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#318744 - 03/09/11 10:03 AM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: peter b]
Bill Norrie Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2275
Loc: Richmond,North Yorkshire, UK
I think John's website is down at present - maybe he's doing some maintenance.........

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#318769 - 03/09/11 12:55 PM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: Bill Norrie]
Tony Deaf Offline
Member

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 93
Loc: Staffordshire, England
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No Bill ..... Its just disappeared !!, as have all 'ProForums' sites... No warning, just suddenly - Nada !!!

I can only hope that its just a server down, as I put in quite a lot of work to get that show on the road.

My other two Forums, on UBB are fine - so will give it a couple of days, and then decide whether to replace it or not.

In the meantime, for those who 'Joined' - I can only appologise, but will inform everyone when I have any news.

Kind regards,

John

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#318954 - 03/11/11 03:32 AM Re: Technics Resources... [Re: Tony Deaf]
Tony Deaf Offline
Member

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 93
Loc: Staffordshire, England
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Its back !!! However, just in case, I will make a back up !!!

Kind regards,

John
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